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  1. Thanks all for the info. I will look into using cruise air when I book a river cruise (still deciding where to go). I did it myself for ocean cruises, had heard horror stories about cruise air, but seems if you are diligent and do research, cruise air can save money, or at least be convenient.
  2. Is it worth getting airline flights through the cruise line, or is it better to book yourself?
  3. I retired in 2014 at 60, husband at 59 1/2. Never had children. I traveled a lot for work. Husband lived away from home a lot for work, right before he retired he lived away from home for almost 2 years, coming back home every couple of weeks for weekends. Saying that because for 5 years we've been retired we haven't traveled much, enjoyed being home together, working around house/yard. Nothing more to be done on house, always work needed in the yard, which we love doing, but decided it is time to do more traveling. We've done many road trips in CA where we live and neighboring states, we like outdoors, national/state parks, etc. Our longest away from home was 2 1/2 weeks and I really missed my home and kitties. Luckily we have a good friend who stays at our house while we are away. Now we decided to venture further afield and do international travel (I travelled internationally in my younger days, prior to marriage). We've done a few cruises on bigger ships, now looking at river type cruises/smaller ships, don't care for all the rigmarole of bigger ships. Going to start small with a 2-3 week trip, if you are going to fly hours to get somewhere it seems logical to stay awhile. Looking at Asia/China/Japan cruises for 2020. Also planning Alaska land trip because can't see everything I want on an Alaskan cruise.
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